(circa 1527-1538 - 1613)
Variant forms of name: Daugsza, Nikolajus Dauksza, Daukszus, Jonas Daukša, Daukšas, N. Daukši.
M. Daukša is one of the most prominent Lithuanian writers of the Renaissance epoch. He was born in an ancient noble family circa years 1527-1538 in Babėnai, between Kėdainiai and Dotnuva. Presumably he studied in one of the Western European universities, since he was a person of comprehensive humanist education. In the year 1570 M. Daukša became a dean at Krakės. In 1572 he became a canon and moved to Varniai, at the same remaining the dean of Krakės. He was in close relationship with bishop M. Giedraitis and canon, also famous as historian, M. Strijkovskis (Stryjkowski). In 1580, being a canon and a dean at Krakės, he also was appointed an emeritus of Kražiai chapel. In the years 1585-1592 he was an official of the Samogitian diocese, and in fact, an actual governor of the whole diocese. In 1592 he acquired administration of Betygala parsonage instead of Krakės. After the death of bishop M. Giedraitis, in 1609-1610 M. Daukša was an administrator of the diocese. He died in Varniai in the year 1613.